Reports from Westernport have showed that all species are well and truly on offer at the moment. The next lull in weather should see plenty of anglers
tangling with both snapper and whiting, with a few gummies thrown in to the mix also. The shallows of the top end have been producing plenty of small
male gummies recently, with the average fish hovering around the 5kg mark. Customer Manny fished out from Warneet last week and landed a couple of
nice table sized fish on 'reddy's rigz' with fresh chunk baits. Fishing run out tides along gutter and channel edge drops has been effective, while
the top edge of the banks has been a good time to target these fish on a run in tide.
The snapper reports from the top end of the port have still been quite consistent, especially through the 'Lysaughts' area. The reefy bottom through this
area has been holding good numbers of pinkies and school fish to around 4kg, with some larger fish coming from the shallower areas adjacent. Fishing
depths of 12 - 16m has been a good way to maximise your chances for a red or two, with the larger fish frequenting the shallower 8 - 12m zones. Customer
Mick was out on the port in the Tyabb region last week and landed a few nice snapper to 4kg in the area.
The whiting fishing is not to be missed in the port at the moment however. While some of the whiting catches are holding school sized fish, there
are excellent numbers around. The lower half of the port has been producing some solid fish for anglers persisting over reef and sand holes around
Shoreham, with fish to nearly 50cm floating around. Squid strips and pilchard fillets have been working well on the larger fish. Up towards the top
end of the port the fish have been more plentiful but slightly lacking in size - with plenty of small schooling fish around. Customer Tony and mate
Shar fished the port last weekend and put together a nice bag of fish up to 42cm on a mixture of baits including pipi, mussel and squid. Fishing the
bank edges in 4m of water was the hot zone for them.